Sports.ws Game Report
[PORTLAND] — The Portland Trail Blazers played host to the Phoenix Suns last night and the Blazers did everything that was asked of them, walking away with the 110-101 victory. The win bumps Portland's record up to 29-36 on the season, while the loss drags Phoenix's down to 22-45. Though a win's a win and Trail Blazers fans will settle for whatever they can get their hands on, there's plenty of room for improvement in the future. Games likes these are essential for any team with bigger aspirations.
While there were no historic individual performances to speak of, Damian Lillard's 39 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 0 blocks and 1 steals in 38 minutes will serve fantasy owners well. Ask anybody, however - Lillard included - and the most important part is that the Trail Blazers walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.
Joining Lillard in the winning effort was C.J. McCollum. Had it not been for McCollum rounding out the Blazers's attack with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists of his own, we may have been looking at a different outcome.
Portland's offensive contributions were complemented from a decent showing on the defensive end of the ball. While they didn't exactly shut down the visiting Suns, they did limit them to a point total in line with their season average. Not every performance can be a home run, so the Blazers will settle for the upper hand in this one.
Up next for the reeling Blazers will be a date with the while the visiting Suns will look to bounce back in a matchup with the .
Lillard 49.0 FP
McCollum 42.0 FP
Booker 39.0 FP
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